Veronica Ceccarelli

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Fatty acid synthetase (FAS) is overexpressed in various tumor tissues, and its inhibition and/or malonyl-CoA accumulation have been correlated to apoptosis of tumor cells. It is widely recognized that both omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) depress FAS expression in liver, although epidemiological and experimental reports attribute(More)
The hindlimb-suspended rat was used as animal model to investigate the effects induced by immobilization of the skeletal muscle in the expression of the genes encoding hepatic lipogenic enzymes. Following a 14-day period of immobilization, rats were injected intraperitoneally with radioactive acetate, and the labeling of hepatic lipids and cholesterol was(More)
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) inhibit proliferation and induce differentiation in leukemia cells. To investigate the molecular mechanisms whereby fatty acids affect these processes, U937 leukemia cells were conditioned with stearic, oleic, linolenic, α-linolenic, arachidonic, eicosapentaenoic, and docosahexaenoic acids. PUFAs affected proliferation;(More)
Epigenetic alterations, including aberrant DNA methylation, contribute to tumor development and progression. Silencing of tumor suppressor genes may be ascribed to promoter DNA hypermethylation, a reversible phenomenon intensely investigated as potential therapeutic target. Previously, we demonstrated that eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) exhibits a DNA(More)
The effect of dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids on the expression of differentiation and proliferation markers in Morris 3924A hepatoma cells was investigated. ACT/I rats were conditioned 10 days with diets enriched with linoleic acid or alpha-linolenic acid before subcutaneous hepatoma cell transplantation. After 19 days from the inoculum, the mRNA(More)
Hind limb-suspended rats represent a sedentary-hyperinsulinemic model with a liver dyslipidemia mainly related to changes in sterol regulatory element-binding protein 1 (SREBP-1) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α (PPARα) expression and activity. To assess the effects of dietary fatty acids on hepatic lipid homeostasis, the hepatic expression(More)
Musashi2(Msi2)-Numb pathway de-regulation is a molecular mechanism underlying the transition of chronic phase Ph + CML to deadly blast crisis, particularly in cases with a NUP98/HOXA9 fusion from a t(7;11)(p15;p15). This study provides new insights on the mechanisms cooperating in driving MSI2 over-expression and progression of Ph-positive CML. Herein we(More)
The natural aortic and pulmonary artery valves can be saved with excision of the ventricles and inflow valves. These valves remain functional and unaltered with implantation of an artificial heart, when pumped for 96 and 122 days. The capacity of the artificial heart to meet the physiological needs of the animal, during exercise and body growth, over 3 and(More)